Ninety-six-year-old Bill Tanner can’t hunt turkeys any more this season. He’s bagged his limit.
The spring season ends May 1. But Tanner, of Jackson, got his third gobbler Thursday, about a week after his birthday.
He started hunting at the age of 8, he told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/ImF9eA). “My dad let me take a .410 shotgun and hunt squirrel in a small swamp in Smith County about a mile wide and a few miles long.”
He hunted turkey before there was a state wildlife department, let alone a turkey season.
“Get the limit every year,” he said. “Well, back in the days when I started turkey hunting I may not have gotten the limit. That’s because we didn’t have many turkey. There were years I didn’t see or hear a turkey. It’s not like it is now.”